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Monday, July 22, 2024

Inside the global computer crash; big weekend for the Moon; good news for panda preservation; move over mullet, here comes the perm.

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What is Newshounds?

Squiz Kids' very-own FREE media literacy resource for primary school kids.

Join Squiz-E the Newshound on a fun, eight-part podcast adventure as he sniffs out misinformation and teaches kids to become critical consumers of media.

 

What is Squiz Kids Classroom?

 

A suite of curriculum-aligned resources made by teachers and tied to our award-winning daily news podcast.

Sign up here for FREE access to:

  • The Classroom Companion  differentiated literacy worksheets tied to news stories from the news podcast.

  • Squiz Kids Shortcuts - a fortnightly podcast on a curriculum-aligned topic;

  • Squiz The World - a fortnightly podcast taking kids on an audio excursion to a different country.

  • Kids vs Adults News Quiz - do you dare? 

"I cannot recommend it highly enough. The teacher manual that comes with Newshounds means I don’t
need to be an expert in media literacy to teach it."

Jayne A., Year 5/ 6 Teacher, Cannon Hill State School, Qld

“This program is such a beautiful package for upskilling students to identify mis- and dis-information and to think critically when they come across a range of media.”

Catherine B., Year 4 teacher, Ngunnawal Primary School, ACT

“The overwhelmingly positive feedback from families
after their children have accessed the program and reiterated how their child now engages with media highlights the importance of having this program as a key component of our teaching and learning programs"

Christy H., Year 5/6 Teacher, Exeter Public School, NSW

"The teacher manual made it super easy to teach and the curriculum mapping meant I was able to easily slot it into existing units of work. I’ll be using it again this year with my Year 5 class."

Karen F., Year 6 Teacher, Manly State School, Qld 

"As a teacher of 25 years’ experience, I am always adapting to our changing society and student needs. I followed the program through totally. The resource they have is easily accessed by a busy class teacher who isn’t the most technologically
blessed."

Gerald R., Year 6 Teacher, Belmont State School, Qld

This program is about "participating in fun and meaningful activities which guide them in recognising and creating quality media."

Chris L., Year 5/6 Teacher, International Grammar School, NSW

“I absolutely loved doing Newshounds with my class last year. It was one of the best programs we did.
My students were highly engage and loved making their podcasts which they shared with the whole school."

Year 6 Teacher, Munno Para, SA

"Newshounds should be in every Year Four to Six classroom! It is a clear, engaging way to teach media
literacy. The content is thought provoking, eye opening and helps the students to better navigate this complex world we live in."

Year 5 Teacher, Ivanhoe, Vic